COVID-19 Updates


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Ambleside Park

As West Vancouver’s gateway park, Ambleside is fully accessible and well used by both West Vancouver residents and visitors. Enjoy spectacular views of Stanley Park and downtown Vancouver. 

Enjoy the outdoors, but stay apart. 

Please remember to: 

basketball courts

  • no games
  • no physical contact

tennis courts 

  • singles matches are best
  • no shared equipment
  • no physical contact

skateboard parks

  • stay apart, even if you're just watching

Learn more about the District's response to COVID-19:

COVID-19 Updates


The off-leash dog area is 3.52 hectares of grassy areas, trails and beach with access for dogs and their owners.

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The entrance to Ambleside Park is located at the foot of 13th Street.


Lifeguards are on duty from late June to early September. Hours are 12 to 7 p.m. daily.

Washrooms are open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the District has increased the frequency of cleaning in park washrooms.

The concession is open daily from 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

Fire Danger Rating

Current fire danger rating: LOW

Prohibited year-round

  • open fires (including beach fires) anywhere in West Vancouver
  • smoking in parks and beaches
  • barbecues in Lighthouse Park

Summer Fire Safety

Picnic Guidelines

Fire Danger Ratings

Update: Thursday, September 24


  • concession (9 a.m.–9 p.m.)
  • outdoor shower
  • parking
  • picnic tables
  • public washrooms with change rooms (7 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • playground
  • waterpark
  • duck pond
  • sports fields
  • basketball court
  • skatepark
  • tennis courts
  • pier
  • beach volleyball (seasonal)

Swans in Ambleside Pond

Swans are beautiful and much-admired residents of Ambleside Pond. The District of West Vancouver keeps swans in the park under an Avicultural Permit from the Canadian Wildlife Service.

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